Saturday, February 2, 2008

Miramichi Rotary Pond Hockey Tournament

What an awesome weekend. Shane, Darcy, Jamie and I entered the Miramichi Pond Hockey Tournament. It's a chartity event which raises funds for Rotary projects. This years project is the French Fort Cove Eco Centre. There were 97 teams competing in 7 categories. We entered the non-competitive category just for some fun shinny hockey. Our team name was "My Wife's At Home With The Kids" which won us the 'Best Team Name' award. The award ended up being four pairs of white and pinks socks for our wives. We won 3 of 4 games although it didn't really matter. We had our first two games on Friday night and the snow was coming down really good. The atmosphere of the Cove was excellent with music playing, bombfires lit, flood lights iluminating the rinks and the sound of hockey skates and sticks going at it. Our other two games where today. The ice was in really bad condition with massive cracks, ruts and pot holes. The only way to characterize it was that players on all teams had spectacular falls. All I know is that it was so much fun I've already marked my calendar for next year, 6-8 February 2009.

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